Over a four-day period starting March 19, “Assassin’s Creed Odyssey” from Ubisoft will be free-to-play on PlayStation 4 (PS4), Xbox One, Steam, Uplay, and Epic Games Launcher.
With this announcement, fans of the popular RPG will be able to play the entire base game for free this weekend. This also means fans will have access to more than 50 hours of game content.
Furthermore, players who participate in the free weekend promo will be able to unlock “Ezio’s Roman Armor Set” (through Ubisoft Club). It should be noted though that extra content chapters “The Fate of Atlantis” and “Legacy of the First Blade” will not be accessible during the free period. Trophies for PS4 players will also be disabled in the next four days.
A first for the popular hit game
This weekend marks the first time that “Assassin’s Creed Odyssey” has been made free-to-play over a four-day weekend span. Released back in 2018, the game builds upon the basic set-up of “Assassin’s Creed Origins,” wherein players can go back in time and experience new adventures amid the game’s immersive world-building.
As for “Assassin’s Creed Odyssey,” the setting is the Peloponnesian War, and this time around, players can choose to play either of two characters–Alexios and Kassandra–and navigate their way through a time in history when Spartans and Athenians were at war.
The free weekend promo is also designed to get first-timers hooked on the game. Costumers can buy the full game from March 18 to March 25 at discounts of up to 75% on the PS4 and from March 20 to March 30 of up to 67% off on Xbox One from the Ubisoft Store.
From March 19 to March 22, participants of the free weekend promo will be able to buy downloadable content. When they upgrade to the full game, the ownership of those purchased content will continue.
Similarly, after March 22, any progression accomplished by players will be carried over once they decide to get the full game.
PS4 and PC users should note that they will need to be online in order to take advantage of the free weekend. Here’s an additional note: PS4 won’t need a PlayStation Plus membership to play, except for those who are based in Germany as they need to comply with local laws.
As for Epic Store, players will need to download the full game if they decide to upgrade.
Other free-to-play promotions
Ubisoft isn’t the only company making games available free-to-play (F2P). Earlier this week, digital distribution platform GOG.com announced that it was releasing its entire catalog of F2P games as the coronavirus pandemic continues to force an increasing number of people into self-isolation and social distancing.
Among GOG’s free-to-play offerings are:
- Ultima 4: Quest of the Avatar
- Akalabeth: World of Doom
- Eschalon: Book I
- and many more!
A complete list of GOG’s complete catalog of F2P games is available on its website.
Featured image courtesy of Ubisoft.